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Why do planes go faster than trains?

Answer

Wiki User
06/18/2009

Planes must move quickly in air or else they fall out of the sky,

trains can travel at any speed.

It is possible to design trains to travel at aircraft speeds (sub-sonic only) but it is prohibitively expensive.

If a train were to travel through a tunnel in a vacuum, it could travel at any speed short of the speed of light, in theory.